Rowan Cross
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Joined 02-25-06, id: 514719
Author has written 8 stories for Fantasy, Supernatural, General, Horror, Humor, and Essay.

Name: Rowan Cross

Age: 16

Favorite Shows: Buffy, Smallville, Supernatural, Law and Order (SVU), House, Hell's Kitchen, Strong Medicine, Angel, Six Feet Under.

Favorite Movies: Final Destination series, The Skulls, Bless the Child, Chicago, Batman Begins, The Davinci Code, The Excorcist, Jeepers Creepers, The Notebook, A Love Story, Alexander, Superman, Troy, Lord of the Rings, The Bone Collecter.

Favorite Authors: Janet Evanovich, Dean Koontz, Julie Anne Peters, JK Rowling (though I feel herfifteen minutes of fame are through), Han Nolan, and my personal favorite: Dan Brown. I urge ANYONE who has notread his books to go buy them now. Hands down, best books I have ever read. His blend of religion and science, history and myth, researched for years before written. Quality work in a world where literature has gone all to Hell.On this site I mostly swing between mystery/suspense and humor and sometimes a story that is a little more dramatic if I'm in the mood. I'm not a big fan of poetry, in my opinion it is just a waste of time and an incredibly ineffective way of writing. Of course, one or two masters have always caught my opinion such as work by Poe and other darker poems that tell a story.

Hobbies:Book are a passion of mine as is any form of artistic expression. Lately I have become interested in art, especially ones done by the old masters.I play in the school band and marching band as a trombonist and it is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. The games, the competitions, the people. Amazing.I love music of all kinds; country, rock, new age, jazz, alternative, etc.I also have a stong interest in religion from Christianity to Pagan and I have started doing research with the plan of doing essays on this site. I also am a great lover of mythology, especially involving theancient Greek Gods.

I planned to work on one story at a time, but the ideas come at me so fast that I'm forced to do my muse's bidding. That and certain people are in desperate need of my nit-picking skills. A word, review stories. It is so disrespectful to the writer not to review their work, wheter it was good or bad. On the same not, don't get discouraged if you aren't getting reviews. Writing should be a personal triumph that needs no validation from an outside source. Be on the look out for new stories and updates on my old ones before the new school year begins.

Current Stories:

Older and Further Away: Prequel to Blood Ties. First in a series of stories about family drama. Twins taken apart from each other the night that their mother murders their brother only to be reunited years later. Both are dismayed to see how the other has changed. Abuse, Mild Slash, Murder, Angst, Teenage Pregnency.WIP. NEW!

Brigid: (Essay/Spiritual) Perhaps the most beloved Goddess of all time. Accepted by both the Catholic Chruch and originated by the ancient Pagans. Gives information from a secular stand point on the Goddess and the saint. WIP. NEW!

Mistress of the Night: (Horror/Supernatural) Mercia is a legend mercenary of the vampires, as well as the queen of the underworld. One day she finds a street urchin and knows she has found her successor. Keiara finds herselfas the reluctanthead of a coven of vampiresand in the middle of a centuries old war.WIP.

Blood Ties: (Drama/General) Follows the life of an abused and neglected boy from birth to his teens. Can he turn his life around? And can uncle show him what love is really about? And just when things are looking up, his girlfriend has an annoncement, one that may change his life. WIP.

Paper Politics: (Political/Romance)As the world sits precariously on thepolitical change of the decade, a journalist reflects on her life and theprejudices she has faced.WIP.

Heroes of Bandtopia: (Comedy/Parody) -smiles sheepishly- This is sort of an indulgence for me, co-authored by Bressa W. aka deepdishbrowniebaker -rolls eyes-. Bandtopia is a peaceful place (considering it's ran by crossdressers) where band students can live and march in harmony. However, one evil baritone is out to destroy it all. Three women are called on and must put their differences aside to save Bandtopia with the help of a few... eccentric characters along the way. WIP, worked on at authors convenience.

Brave New World: (Fantasy/Action) The Goddess of Destruction is awakening from a long sleep and the land of Tourelle is thrown into chaos. The people become disillusioned and with the world they knew gone, five very different women are drawn into alliance. Is it enough to survive the Broken Lands and bring back the world they knew?WIP. Updated ASAP.

Future Stories:

Remember Me As I Was: (Romance/Tragedy) The most famous vampire of the last century falls in love with a mortal. However, he soon discovers that mortal love must always die and there is no such thing as immortal love.Published: Before the end of summer!

The Prison of the Mind: (Psychological Thriller) A young woman retreats within herself to a wondeful world of her fantasies. However, things take a horrid turn and she is trapped in a world of terror and violence. When she next returns to the real world she discover her family dead and herself the prime suspect. A young, assistant psychologist tries to help her. Published: By December, for research purposes.

Wicca:Starts with a basic crash course of the religion. History, magic, deities, holidays, different traditions, and myth dismissal. Later we will move onto more advanced Wiccan studies including the different forms, creating your ownspells and own traditions, and philosophy behind Wicca.Published: Next summer, research purposes.


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And All the World's a Stage by Unimportant reviews
Look at her, so bright and beautiful standing there in her white silken dress. Like a star against the dark velvet curtain she stands... She waits for you, Oberon: your Titania.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 361 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/29/2006 - Complete
Mirror Mirror by TheGreatBlonde reviews
“Fact and fiction are the same thing... Yet another twisted little story. Read and find out.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,108 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/29/2006 - Complete
Malevolent Angels: The Killer Behind the Kid by Eleanor Gibson reviews
Are children who kill naive killers? Or are they really capable of understanding their own actions? This essay examines child killers and their motives
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,465 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2006
Let Me Be Me Again by TheGreatBlonde reviews
finished YAOI Toby Mathews' life was finally turning around. Until he realizes the best thing to ever happen to him isn't what it seems. Now, he's got nowhere to run and he's running out of places to hide.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 51 - Words: 43,791 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/22/2006 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Complete
Sorceress by DarkAngel-The Fallen One reviews
Plagued by a phantom voice and supernatural powers, a young girl must make a choice of whether to live or die in a world where witchcraft is feared and despised.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,349 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/25/2006
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Older and Further Away reviews
First in a series of stories about family drama. Twins taken apart from each other the night that their mother murders their brother only to be reunited years later. Both are dismayed to see how the other has changed. Abuse, Mild Slash, Murder, Angst, Tee
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,428 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/15/2006
Brigid reviews
A Goddess so beloved that she is accepted by Pagans and Christians alike. She has survived the test of time and faith and is still celebrated by her children. Come read about the Goddess, the saint, and the myth.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,159 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/27/2006
Mistress of the Night reviews
A street urchin is found by the legendary Mercia, a missionary among vampires, and her life changes forever. When Mercia kills herself, she turns her power to her daughter. Can she overcome her past to help the vampire world in it's darkest hour?
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,471 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/1/2006 - Published: 4/15/2006
Blood Ties reviews
Abused by his father and neglected by his mother, Tom Anderson thinks he has nothing left to live for. Removed by his uncle, he meets Ellen and Josh who teach him what a real family is. PLEASE R&R!
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,258 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/25/2006 - Published: 4/11/2006
Paper Politics reviews
On the edge of a political change a journalist reflects on her journey to get there and the prejudices she has faced. Rated for fem slash and violence.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,481 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/22/2006 - Published: 4/14/2006
Heroes of Bandtopia reviews
Bandtopia is a peaceful place (considering it's run by crossdressers) where band students live in harmony. That is until one Baritone, an outcast from the kingdom, comes along. Now it's up to the resident superheroes to stop him.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,057 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/20/2006
The Order of Shalont reviews
Annabella LeFaire was the most powerful woman of her time. However, upon her death he daughter discovers that her power had a horrible price. Enter a world where power is everything and people will do anything to get it.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,470 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/10/2006 - Published: 4/8/2006
Brave New World reviews
The Goddess of Destruction is awakening and the once peaceful land of Elvira is falling into chaos. The life they once knew gone, very different people fall into alliance. Is there a chance for peace in the Broken Lands?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,164 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/9/2006 - Published: 2/28/2006